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Apr 29, 2015 - Phuket - 2nd day

Yesterday I bumped my toe at the slide in the swimming pool, so had to take it easy today. Started with some quality time in the swimming pool with Matt, Danny Carla and the kids. Afterwards hired a cab from the airport to show around the area, ant take me to the hospital. We started with temples, local one and Chalong temple. Very beautiful! Matt liked to run over there and climb all the stairs. He learned how to go down as well. Afterwards we went to elephant ride, so cool! Matt loved to see so many animals! Later in the day arrived in...

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Apr 24, 2015 - Day 7. Day in Barcelona.

Day 7. 21/4/15. We'd planned on getting up and away early today, but didn't wake till 8.40am. Tonight we'll leave the block-out curtains partly open. And go to bed early. And put the alarm on... We caught the bus to Montjuic which is an old fort overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and many old cannons are still in place as evidence of its use. It was also used as a jail, and many executions took place here. The 360 degree views really show off this wonderful city. We came down on the cable car and got a cab to the port end of la Ramblas, and...

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Apr 22, 2015 - Gaudy Gaudi

I like many different kinds of architecture, but I have to say, my limits were stretched marveling at the productions of Gaudi, his many houses and his mind boggling cathedral Sagrada Familia, more a sand castle than a church. If Victorians thought that more style elements is more, then modernists must think more stuff is more. Two spires not enough, how about 12? Neo Gothic style not enough, how about modernist and post modernist? How about the fruits of the spirit on top of 8 or so lessor spires, depicted as oranges, pomegranates, grapes,...

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Apr 20, 2015 - Day 6. Barcelona.

Day 6. 20/4/15 We crashed last night - too much walking for this old couple! Barcelona works on the hours of about 10am to 2am - very different from what we're used to, but we're learning. We got out of bed about 8.30am, hit the road about 11.30 after a muesli bar and coffee for breakfast. First stop was the Gaudi houses, which are in the upmarket area by the looks of all the specialty shops. Lunch, then on to Sagrada Familia, which has to be seen to be believed. Look it up on the web if you don't know about it - we didn't until Tony told...

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Apr 20, 2015 - Day 5. Paris - Barcelona.

Day 5. 19/4/15. Up at 5am, left the hotel at 5.40. It looked pretty grotty outside the door from the nights goings on and before the hotel staff had swept and cleaned. Cold walk to the station, and no taxi, but managed to hail one, and arrived at Gare de Lyon just before 6am. Found our platform and waited till coffee shop opened at 6.30 to buy breakfast of toasted ham and cheese sandwich - on bread like we have at home! Here a sandwich is a hard roll. By the time we finished eating and walked to the train we had to rush as our carriage...

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Apr 17, 2015 - Flight to Asia

Today we spent the day in the airplane flying to Singapore. Singapore airlines had great service, but the airplane looked a bit old. We luckily had a sit for matteus, so he could sleep and be active at the same time. Even if the flight was in the morning, it was smoother than the one to Europe. 12h flight though a bit long. Met this brave Taiwanese woman travelling alone with 2 babies and no stroller from for-so-bcn-Singapore-Taiwan non-stop. Still breastfeeding. Impressive! And babies behaved so well.

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Apr 16, 2015 - Notario an afternoon shopping

Today it was a crazy day at the Notario. Matt was walking all the time, crying and falling. But everything went fine and finally got the powers done. Liu joined for lunch at Eggs, lovely place in pg de Gracia around Casa fuster. We ended the day with lovely duck at citrus.

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Apr 15, 2015 - Day at UPC

So cool to take the little fellow to UPC. He had a blast, we met Sergio, Eugenio and colleagues from my doctorate time. It was great to see him running where I used to hang during 4 years of my studies. Need to confess it was nostalgic. In the morning we had breakfast at rambla de Catalunya with Rosi

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Apr 13, 2015 - Barcelona, we are back

Lovely weather in Barcelona. So glad to be back. Got a barça shirt for matteus. Need to confess that it was a bit tricky with all the luggage. But people are very helpful at the airport. Got a quick ride to pg de Gracia, where Annamaria hosted us. Lovely time at our Italian friend's.

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Nov 25, 2014 - Barcelona

Wed. 26 Nov. 2014 Weather:-16 Degrees/Sunny/Rain Barcelona 7:00  13:00h 6h Berthing at 7am and departing at 1pm really means a maximum of 5 hours on shore as we do not get off the ship until at least half an hour after arrival and we have to be back on board half an hour before cast off so that does not leave much time to go and explore especially as we berthed at Terminal B here in Barcelona. The day started of nice and sunny but as we were getting of the shuttle bus that took us to the front of the harbour it started to sprinkle so only...

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Nov 25, 2014 - 4th Sea Day

Tues. 25Nov. 2014 Weather:-18Degrees/Sunny 4thday at sea After a nice sunset last night my boss has declared today as an official “Rostered Day Off” for tourists and as I do not want to cross swords with the ‘Powers That Be’ in that union so I have to sign off for the day, Goodbye, see you tomorrow in Barcelona

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Nov 10, 2014 - At sea.. the Spanish coast

An uneventful flight to Barcelona and we arrive at hotel by 1 pm. Arriving at the same time as the first wave of the Travel with Alan group, but no Gord and Dora. We here there is a second group about 5:30 so we decide to just leave a message that we have headed to La Rambla. Turns out Gord & Dora are not even on the list so we assume they are at the other hotel. After emails back and forth to Helen, Gord’s sister back in Oliver, we find out we have really had another ‘lost in translation’ as they are arriving tomorrow am and going directly...

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